Annulling the acknowledgement of a child
You can apply to the court to annul the acknowledgement of a child. This is only possible in special situations.
Last updated on 10 August 2021
Conditions for annulling the acknowledgement of a child
Annulment of the acknowledgement is only possible if:
- the acknowledger is not the biological parent of the child, and;
- the mother was not honest about who the father of her child was, or;
- the acknowledgement was made under duress.
Applying to annul the acknowledgement of a child
If you are not the biological parent of a child, you can make an application to the court to annul acknowledgement of the child (in Dutch). This application is made to the district court. You will need the help of a lawyer to do this.
The judge may order a DNA test or a blood test.
The child itself and the mother of the child can also make the application.